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M.Chapoutier, Costières-de-Nîmes, Collection Bio “Areca” & “Rouge”
Grape variety/varieties: A blend of Grenache, Syrah, Marselan and Mourvèdre.
Harvest: The grapes are picked mechanically and at night to limit the oxydation of the juices.
Soil: The soil is made up of pebbles on a sandy-clay matrix allowing the soil to build up water reserves which help the growth of the vine in this sunny, Mediterranean climate.
Vinification: The fully destemmed grapes are vinified in concrete tanks. Fermentation temperature around 25°C. Daily, gentle pumping over and 3-4 weeks maceration.
Appearance: garnet hue with bright tints.
Nose: expressive on the nose, releasing notes of red fruit and sweet spices.
Palate: delicious on the palate, dominated by the notes of red fruit, the finish shows a fine touch of spice and liquorice, along with delicate, silky tannins.
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